During a painting I go to a place that’s kinda dark.
Fear, pain, anger, and rage reside there.
Good or bad, it was a place one learns, necessary to survive.
A boy within the Dragon.
The problem is,regardless of predisposition it has become habitual and a learned reaction.
Maybe fight or flight,
but also no longer necessary.
Unlearning is difficult without deciphering. Remapping.
I’m very good at surviving,
May be The Best,
but it comes with a growl.
While painting I must face it, go through it, and leave it lying there on the floor.
I don’t like be vulnerable ….
But I am trying.
Recently, I took Quinn to the Milwaukee zoo and I have to admit, it was kind of cool to tell him about how the exhibit started in my studio.
Project: Munchkin Dairy Farm
Client: Milwaukee Zoological Society
After my bike accident last winter, I found myself returning to painting. It’s something I have put off for some time now, but it was a necessary return.